Saturday, March 25, 2017

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Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
VFX/Animation News & Developments
UK Studio Outpost Provides VFX For Netflix’s iBoy Bournemouth, UK-based VFX studio Outpost is the sole provider of VFX for the Wigwam Films/Neftlix project, iBoy, directed by Adam Randall and based on the Kevin Brooks novel. The film, starring Bill Milner, Maisie Williams, Rory Kinnear and Miranda...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
The Mill Takes "Hero’s Journey" To Top Of Quarterly VFX/Animation Chart
A breaching whale. A falling tree. Melting icecaps. A charging rhinoceros. These are just some of the extreme challenges Melissa McCarthy faces in Kia Motors’ hilarious Super Bowl ad for the all-new 2017 Niro crossover out of agency David&Goliath. Titled "Hero’s Journey," the :60 aired during...
Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017
Review: Terrence Malick's "Song to Song" 
As filmmakers obsessed with his early work continue to ape his style, Terrence Malick has ventured beyond, reaching into territory that is stubbornly spiritual and anti-narrative. He eschews story conventions. He turns movie stars like Ben Affleck and Christian Bale into props, using them not for...
Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
Review: Director Danny Boyle's "T2 Trainspotting"
Nostalgia can be tricky, casting a rose-colored glow on memories that may not deserve it. Do we look back fondly on our youth because it was so magical, or simply because it was our youth, with so many mistakes yet to be made? That question is central in "T2 Trainspotting ," which is all about the...
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
Review: Ritresh Batra's "The Sense of an Ending"
A film that explores the latent longings and regrets of a cranky, self-absorbed septuagenarian might sound like a tough sell. But when we're dealing with a performance as effortlessly nuanced as that given here by the wonderful Jim Broadbent - with a supporting cast featuring such luminaries as...
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
Review: Director Olivier Assayas' "Personal Shopper"
Director Olivier Assayas's bizarre but transfixing "Personal Shopper " is not something that lends itself to a simple description. Loosely, it's about a young artist, Maureen (Kristen Stewart), who is coping (poorly) with the recent death of her twin brother Lewis while working as a personal...
Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017
Review: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "Kong: Skull Island"
Not since Marlon Brando in "Apocalypse Now" murmured of "the horror" has such a brooding beast lurked deep within a war-ravaged jungle as the King Kong of "Kong: Skull Island." Yes, the big ape is back, this time with a rollicking Vietnam War backdrop and the Creedence Clearwater-thumping...
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017
Review: Director Bill Condon's "Beauty and the Beast"
The Disney "live-action" remakes, of which the new "Beauty and the Beast" is but one in an assembly line, are starting to resemble an iPhone software update. Click a button and that old cartoon interface changes Belle into Emma Watson, the Beast into Dan Stevens and maybe fixes a few bugs in the...
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017
Review: Writer-Director James Mangold's "Logan"
"Logan " is not for the faint of heart — not just because of its brutal violence, but because it packs an emotional wallop you don't typically expect from a comic-book movie. Featuring Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, "Logan" isn't a shiny, colorful, superhero-style film, either. It's gritty...
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Review: Writer-Director Jordan Peele's "Get Out"
Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in "Get Out." "Do they know I'm black?" Chris (Daniel...